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Frederick William HILL

Regimental number2146
Place of birthWindsor, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 9.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Jennie Hill, Soudan Terrace, Clewer, Windsor, Berks, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 April 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 3 September 1915
Date of death3 September 1915
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 20), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
36
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 3rd Bn, Gallipoli, 30 July 1915.

Admitted to Hospital Ship 'Rewa' (pyrexia), Gallipoli, 31 July 1915; admitted to No. 1 General Hospital, Cairo, 6 August 1915; rejoined 3rd Bn, Gallipoli, 26 August 1915.

Died of wounds (shrapnel, shoulder, neck and spine), Hospital Ship 'Maherio', 3 September 1915; buried at sea.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFather to one son (Arthur Frederick Hill) and one daughter (Monica Hill)
SourcesNAA: B2455, HILL Frederick William

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